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jameso wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:42 am
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jameso wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:11 am What's the rear lifter line attached to, a fence 500m away? :)
It's actually attached to the bicycle in the photo.

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What are views on the Cannondale 'Smart sense' tech, that's coming to all Cannondale road/gravel bikes I'm told?
It would stop me buying one I reckon.
https://www.cannondale.com/en-gb/bikes/ ... smartsense

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I have see sense lights that seem to the same - not sure what " alert you to stuff behind means in the marketing blurb]

TBH its just like a normal light once you put it on - does it make me more visible no idea as i dont follow myself to know - they were free though

https://seesense.cc/
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What are views on the Cannondale 'Smart sense' tech,
undoubtedly clever. Would I want it? No.
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My concern about stuff like that is that it stops you thinking about what's going on around you and you will tend to rely on the gizmo rather than your own senses. Plus in heavy traffic it will be useless. Much like a lot of safety tech in cars - it's meant as a back up if you miss something or screw up but people end up relying on the tech. If it fails, or if it misses something, your screwed (or someone else is)

Lots of good evidence on in-car safety tech that it reduces peoples awareness of other road users. For this it's the sort of thing that a noob could buy and not develop the skills and senses needed to ride on the road safely. I'll stick with my 'sposure trace and traceR and keeping an eye manually on whats going on behind you.
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Fool <<<<<<< >>>>>>> money
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For another £20 you can get your name added to them :lol:

https://www.sinter.si/en/sinter-elite/8 ... elite.html

Essential for those times you’ve accidentally mixed your pads up with someone else’s.
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I've seen a few pics from MLD's new bikepacking range, looks like Ecopak Ultra fabric

No details on the website yet but a few murmurings on FB apparently
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I've seen a few pics from MLD's new bikepacking range, looks like Ecopak Ultra fabric
Is that shelters or luggage Rich?
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:36 am
I've seen a few pics from MLD's new bikepacking range, looks like Ecopak Ultra fabric
Is that shelters or luggage Rich?
Luggage, seen pics of forks bags, front bar roll and seat pack

I think there's pics on MLDs FB page Stu, I'm not on FB so can't share a link sorry
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This is what we all have been waiting for

https://www.sinter.si/en/sinter-elite/8 ... elite.html
You have to question why anyone would (a) produce such things (b) consider buying such things. The answer to both questions is truly beyond me :shock:
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:52 am
This is what we all have been waiting for

https://www.sinter.si/en/sinter-elite/8 ... elite.html
You have to question why anyone would (a) produce such things (b) consider buying such things. The answer to both questions is truly beyond me :shock:
Just had a look at their site and all I can conclude it’s a marketing tool (ie the product). The rest of the pads are reasonably priced. I’ve not heard of the company before but running a limited edition pad for lots and lots of £££ has certainly given them a bit of attention this week. Bet they sell loads of their regular pads this week.

Who would buy the limited edition oads? Not me but I could think of them going on custom bikes that you see at the shows
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You have to question why anyone would (a) produce such things (b) consider buying such things. The answer to both questions is truly beyond me :shock:

To be quite honest I'm having trouble paying for normal pads the rate I seem to be going through them!
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However, should we manage to slow our descent into extinction, these shoes from Leatt may come in handy*:

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Shewie wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:30 am I've seen a few pics from MLD's new bikepacking range, looks like Ecopak Ultra fabric

No details on the website yet but a few murmurings on FB apparently
Some products starting to appear on MLD now ..

https://mountainlaureldesigns.com/bikepacking/
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The Leat look a bit like the old Japanther [45north boots] that used rubberised cotton for their boots [ have some and it works well]
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I'd be quite interested in them if they had a cleat...
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Spotted at Eurobike by _owenwheels on Instagram ( https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf-z-tIsZDi/ ) . SON have a dynohub that supplies DC rather than AC. Which would eliminate the need for converters to charge USB devices, but presumably require lights that run on DC rather than AC.

No indication of when it'll come to market.
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Interesting.
but presumably require lights that run on DC rather than AC.
Shouldn't require new lights Jack.

EDIT: Just thinking about this - now, obviously the hub doesn't produce DC, it simply has an inbuilt reg/rec which makes me think 2 things. 1/ Is the hub a vulnerable spot for delicate electronics? 2/ It's something else to go wrong that can't be accessed / repaired / replaced by the user.
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 4:19 pm Interesting.
but presumably require lights that run on DC rather than AC.
Shouldn't require new lights Jack.

EDIT: Just thinking about this - now, obviously the hub doesn't produce DC, it simply has an inbuilt reg/rec which makes me think 2 things. 1/ Is the hub a vulnerable spot for delicate electronics? 2/ It's something else to go wrong that can't be accessed / repaired / replaced by the user.
I thought that dyno hubs produced DC already - thats why they are called dynamo hubs and not alternator hubs.... well there you go.
So maybe this one is a true dynamo ie. with a field coil? Alternators provide more power at low revs so not wholly convinced this is a good idea. If its an alternator with a built in reg/rectifier then I'm with Stu - a potential failure point that can't be got at without pulling the wheel apart. Mind car alternators are like that and they last for ages...
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I thought that dyno hubs produced DC already - thats why they are called dynamo hubs and not alternator hubs....
No, they're AC Phil. It's one of those funny and wrongly named things - bit like when those dicks on Top Gear say 'and it produces 497 torques' ... like a 'torque' is some sort of measurement :wink:
If its an alternator with a built in reg/rectifier then I'm with Stu
Reading Jack's link then that's what it appears to be. To quote - 'this hub has converter inside as well as the dynamo parts'.
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In general I’d agree with the concern that adding a built in converter to the hub is just another “black box” to go wrong. On the other hand SON stuff is well designed and well made. I don’t know another company that stands so squarely behind their products and has a lifetime commitment to keeping them in service.

On new lights or not, I take your word for it Stu, but I have observed that B&M sell the same model of light in both a dynamo version and an e-bike version. I’d assumed this is because you can’t switch them between AC (dynamo) and DC (e bike battery) power supplies.
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I have observed that B&M sell the same model of light in both a dynamo version and an e-bike version. I’d assumed this is because you can’t switch them between AC (dynamo) and DC (e bike battery) power supplies.
Possibly to do with voltage Jack. Just like a normal bulb, an LED will run both DC and AC, just that you tend to get flickering until the waves speed up beyond what we can really see.
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https://slam69.co.uk/products/schwalbe- ... re-26x4-8/
Not seen these before - a bit spendy (!) but looks suitably humongous - might even beat a Surly Bud on the weight stakes :-bd
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